Blanca Delfina Soto Benavides (born 1979)[1] is a Mexican actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 1997.

Blanca Soto
Blanca Soto en Dulce Osuna.jpg
Soto interviewed by Dulce Osuna in 2019
Blanca Delfina Soto

1979 (age 42–43)
OccupationActress, model, former beauty queen, producer
Years active1997–present
TitleNuestra Belleza Morelos 1997
Miss Verano Viña del Mar 1997
Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 1997
Jack Hartnett
(m. 2006; sep. 2011)


Soto competed in the national beauty pageant Nuestra Belleza México in 1997, representing her home state of Nuevo León. That same year, Soto became Miss Mexico World and represented her country in the international beauty contest Vina Del Mar in Chile.[citation needed]

Soto's first role as an actress was in the short film La Vida Blanca, which she co-produced with then-husband Jack Hartnett, who wrote and directed as well. For the role, she received her first award for Best Actress.[2] Soto then had supporting roles in films such as: "Divina Confusion", Deep in the Valley and Dinner for Schmucks. She starred in Venevisión's telenovelas in collaboration with Univision; Eva Luna (2010–2011) as Eva Gonzalez and El Talismán (2012) as Camila Nájera.[3] Soto starred with Fernando Colunga in Juan Osorio's telenovela; Porque el amor manda which was broadcast in Mexico from 2012 to 2013.[4]

She appeared in Billy Currington's music video "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" (winner of sexiest video of the year at the CMA).[5] As a model, Soto has been featured in advertisements for GAP, LensCrafters, Venus Swimwear, Avon, Andrea, Charriol, Foley's, Yellowbook, Zara, Garnier and Budweiser.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Soto married American actor Jack Hartnett in 2006. She announced their separation on 17 November 2011 on her Twitter account.[6]


As producerEdit

Year Title Notes
2012 I Won't Be Your Mirror co-producer
2015 Sovereign Executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Tampa Jai Alai Lissette Arriaga Short film
2007 La vida blanca Blanca Erraruiz Short film
Executive producer
2008 Divina confusión Afrodita
2009 Deep in the Valley Suzi Diablo
2010 Regresa María González
2010 La cena Catherine Uncredited
2014 Un reino sin fronteras Herself Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Eva Luna Eva González Lead role
2012 El Talismán Camila Nájera Lead role
2012–2013 Porque el amor manda Alma Montemayor Lead role
2014–2016 Señora Acero Sara Aguilar Lead role; 148 episodes
2019 No te puedes esconder Mónica Saldaña Lead role; 10 episodes


Year Title Role
2011 The Vagina Monologues / Los Monólogos de la Vagina Various monologues ("Hair", "My vagina was my village", "Because he liked to look at it")
2013-2014 Obscuro Total Sofia

Credits as a dubbing actressEdit

Year Title Original title Character Language
2012 Sí, Virginia: Un cuento para creer

en la Navidad

Yes, Virginia Mrs. Laura O'Hanlon English -> Spanish
2014 Hijo de Dios Son of God Mary Magdalene English -> Spanish

Appearances in music videosEdit

Year Artist Title Notes
1997 Donato y Estefano "Entre la linea del bien y la linea del mal"
1998 Enrique Iglesias "Nunca Te Olvidaré"
2002 Shalim Ortiz "Nadie Como Tú"
2005 Billy Currington "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" CMT Music Awards 2006 - Hottest Video of the Year
2009 Noel Schajris "Regresar"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Title Result
2007 Feature Film Award Best Actress La Vida Blanca Won
2011 Premios Juventud She Steals the Show Regresa Won
Girl of my Dreams Eva Luna Nominated
Premios People en Español Best Actress Nominated
Best Female Revelation Nominated
Best Host (& William Levy) Premios Juventud 2012 Nominated
2012 Premios Juventud Girl of my Dreams El Talismán Nominated
Premios Actrices Latinas Best Couple (& Fernando Colunga) Porque el amor manda Nominated
2013 Premios Juventud Girl of my Dreams Won
Premios People en Español Best Couple (& Fernando Colunga) Won
Best Actress Won
2014 Premios TVyNovelas Best Actress Nominated
Best Kiss (& Fernando Colunga) Nominated
Best Couple (& Fernando Colunga) Nominated
The Most Beautiful Women Nominated
2015 Premios Tu Mundo[7][8] Favorite Lead Actress: Súper Serie Señora Acero Nominated
The Best Actor with Bad Luck Nominated
2016 Favorite Lead Actress: Súper Serie Señora Acero 2 Nominated
The Perfect Couple: Súper Serie (& Lincoln Palomeque) Nominated
The Best Actor with Bad Luck Nominated

Other awards and recognitionsEdit

Year Title Notes
1997 Nuestra Belleza Mundo Mexico Beauty contest (+ Special Award "Skin Solar Hinds")
1997 Miss Verano Viña del Mar Beauty contest
2005 Corona al Merito Recognition is given each year to a queen or ex-queen of Nuestra Belleza México, for their work dignifying human values and the image of Mexican women in beauty contests.


  1. ^ a b, The FMD-. "Blanca Soto". The FMD - {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ "Los Angeles March 2007 Awards". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.
  3. ^ Iniciaron las grabaciones de "Talismán"
  4. ^ Blanca Soto y Fernando Colunga son los protagonistas de la telenovela Porque El Amor Manda
  5. ^ "2006 CMT Music Awards".
  6. ^ "Blanca Soto se divorcia de Jack Hartnett". Univision. 17 November 2011. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Conoce a los ganadores de "Premios Tu Mundo 2015" de Telemundo". (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  8. ^ Oyola, Michelle. "Premios Tu Mundo 2016: Lista de Nominados y Ganadores". (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 December 2016.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ana Paula Castañares de los Cobos
Nuestra Belleza Morelos
Succeeded by
Arlette Natera Martínez
Preceded by Nuestra Belleza Mundo México
Succeeded by
Preceded by Corona al Mérito
Succeeded by